Joni R - tutor  

Joni R
Tutor in Rutherglen, Glasgow

£35.00 per hour

5.0
(3 reviews)
(3 reviews)
Qualified TeacherRussell GroupDegree

About Joni

Creative and enthusiastic Biology and Science Teacher

I have the great privilege of teaching the most exciting and interesting subject of Biology! I have been doing it for 8 years in Scotland, Mexico and London. I love seeing people understand the world around them and within them more. After working in some competitive schools, I have become an expert in enabling students to get the best grades in exams: by working out what it is that is holding them back from doing that, and targeting those areas. I have taught all levels from complex special needs, to Higher Level IB and Advance Higher. I am artistic and dramatic, so my lessons are creative and engaging, while enabling real learning progress to be made.

My background is in Neuroscience, so Biology is my higher level subject and I have a keen interest in brain research and psychology. I also used to be a youth worker, so have years of experience of engaging with young people to help them learn.

I spent 3 years learning to speak Spanish while teaching English to street children and teenagers in Mexico, so have developed a side passion for fun language classes where you can master the hard grammar while enjoying the lessons.
Hourly rate: £35.00
Type of tutoring: In-person
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5.0
(3 reviews)
(3 reviews)

Joni Tutoring my son A level

Written by Nadia M
I highly recommend Joni as a Tutor..Joni lifted my son Ralph’s confidence giving him key strategies on how to master the A level Biology papers. She was very focused in the hours she spent with my son, cracking on with the learning that was tailored each session to a specific need. She also added a sense of comradeie and competiveness which appealed to Ralph's approach to learning.

Joni succeeded in instilling determination. And I sensed Ralph trusted her and felt inspired (My son needs to gel with a teacher) I could telll he really felt supported. Ralph still talks about Joni’’s methodology and techniques today.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
Ralph did better than expected in his final exams. He was predicted a C, but he got a strong B which enabled him to go to Exeter University to study Sport Science which includes Biology. We were thril

Joni Tutoring my son A level

Written by Nadia M
I highly recommend Joni as a Tutor..Joni lifted my son Ralph’s confidence giving him key strategies on how to master the A level Biology papers. She was very focused in the hours she spent with my son, cracking on with the learning that was tailored each session to a specific need. She also added a sense of comradeie and competiveness which appealed to Ralph's approach to learning.

Joni succeeded in instilling determination. And I sensed Ralph trusted her and felt inspired (My son needs to gel with a teacher) I could telll he really felt supported. Ralph still talks about Joni’’s methodology and techniques today.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
Ralph did better than expected in his final exams. He was predicted a C, but he got a strong B which enabled him to go to Exeter University to study Sport Science which includes Biology. We were thril

Joni Rogan, Education Co-ordinator

Written by Orrel L
In a nutshell, one could sum up Joni Rogan, the education co-ordinator who served our charity for two years, as committed, reliable and accountable. That said, however true this description of Joni is, such brief description would only underplay the lengths Joni went to ensure that learning was accessible for all learners, a large number of whom were easily disengaged.

Hours into the role, Joni was combing through a plethora of literacy areas, and carefully examining materials that would bring lessons to life. She meticulously considered how learners would respond to relevant learning resources, and diligently scrutinised the effectiveness of academic outcomes with these materials. Before long, fellow staff and students alike were presented with a preview of what the forthcoming year had in store, alongside a guarantee of enjoyment from all lessons.
Over her time with us, Joni introduced classic children’s literature from Roald Dahl’s ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’, to more contemporary treats such as Jeff Kinney’s ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’. Through innovative techniques such as having learners dramatise notable moments in the case of Dahl’s work, or even personal diary writing in the case of the latter; Joni was very soon making great strides in her quest for buy-in and literacy engagement from the learners.

Interestingly, Joni’s versatility seamlessly extends to older learners too. She would take a lead on GCSE 1:1 tutoring, as well as a weekly book study for the elder students. Sourcing books such as Stephen Kelman’s ‘Pigeon English’, she astutely took the opportunity to generate mature conversations - in this instance, about language and identity - which proved extremely effective.

In truth, Joni’s ability to take learning off the page is uniquely exceptional, and the foregoing wasn’t the only case. For instance, some examples that spring to mind include Joni leading on a project with Amnesty International where our learners wrote letters to prisoners who were believed to be imprisoned under false grounds. Soon enough the learners were well-acquainted with real life issues, and, Joni even had them create an internal publication, where they got to exercise their writing further.

A commitment to all learners meant that every one of Joni’s lessons had a tailored differentiated plan for all learning groups. These were well-structured, and ensured that those who assisted with the various groups were easily able to guide their learners accordingly to points of achievement.

Truly, Joni’s expertise in transferring knowledge is clearly rooted in a desire to make learning accessible, enjoyable and relevant at every cost. In this regard, I have every faith that Joni would make a wonderful addition to Tutorfair, much in line with the ethos and value of the charity.
Subject:
Academic
Outcome:
As outlined, the outcome of Joni’s endeavours were numerous, and first and foremost it should be noted that her efforts saw far higher levels of engagement in the classroom. Learners had a much

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University of Glasgow
BSc Hons Neuroscience
2.1
University of Glasgow
PGDE in Teaching with Biology
Awarded with distinction

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